This paining technique involves applying multiple layers of acrylic paint to create colour variation and texture. It really isn't very hard to do once you practice it a little. I followed the instructions of a video published by Betty Franks of Mystic Tulip Art. +Betty Franks, Mystic Tulip Art You can find Part One below. Look for Part Two on Betty's YouTube channel.
I used heavyweight watercolour paper to create my painting, which I mounted on black cardstock when it was completed, to make it more sturdy. I painted my pear with Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. Before adding the final layers, this is what my painting looked like:
The stamping you can see here is underneath the layer of paint, just peaking through. On top of this I added more stamping with archival ink and white acrylics. For the white stamping I used a home-made foam stamp and a piece of drywall tape. I really like the texture the drywall tape created. Here's the final result:
In the close ups you can see all the different layers better:
I love this technique and will definitely use it again. Why don't you have a go too? It really is quite easy and produces spectacular results!